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Brought to you by Natty Light

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well this blog is not really sponsored by Natural nor does it have my affiliation with it, its parent company or anything legal like that.  I thought it appropriate to  name this post that because it was brought today’s content.   Today was a successful today for the backyard.  3 things were accomplished today, 1) the chicken coop was moved!   2) The wood pile got split, 3) the yard looks like a yard! Why did natty light bring this, well yard work and beer drinking come hand in hand (in my world), but the hard part of that is if you start drinking at 11 or 12 and expect to be sober enough to run a wood splitter at 3 you can’t be drinking a Blue Mountain or Bell’s, so I stick to the Natty!  Light, Cold, and Refreshing!    

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I have a note from today!   If you think you might now how to build or fix something, just start the project.   Either you figure out or you don’t and chances are you will figure it out!  Case and point, today I moved the Chicken coop with no idea how to repair it or build a run, guess what I fixed the broken coop and built a run  and we have happy chickens again:) Scout liked it too but I missed great photo op of here in the coop.

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And here are some picture from splitting the wood pile and of my lunch break I was feeling especially patriotic for some reason!

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 And here is a picture of the Improved backyard! 

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Posted: February 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

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NEW BLOG lOCATION

Posted: February 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

HOPS@HOME HAS MOVED PLEASE CHECK US OUT AT OUR NEW LOCATION

WWW.HOPSATHOME.COM

Thanks to the Boston Brewing Company Craft Brewers will be able to expand and not lose their “Craft Beer” name!

Read the story from BA Here!

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Magic Hat Plans to Can #9

Posted: January 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Looking forward to this summer treat!! And  bet the cans look super cool!

http://www.craftcans.com/magic-hats-number-9-to-be-canned

 

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New Years Eve day Jess and I went out to Blue Mountian Brewery after seeing on Facebook that they were releasing two new brews,  Evan Altmighty and Long Winters Nap.  Evan Altmighty  is a beer named not only after the movie that was filmed in Crozet but after owners, Taylor and Mandi’s new son.  Long Winters Nap, well I am not really sure what the motivation was but whatever it was they should keep it up.  We enjoyed our fine brews with a delicious red pepper hummus plate and Veggie Nachos, while overlooking the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ok now onto the BEER!

Evan Altmighty – The style of this beer a dusseldorf sticke altbier, or Alt’s as most Americans might know them.  An Alt is a top fermented brew and means old or pre-lager style.  So straight from the tap it poured a clear amber color with a nice creamy white head on it.  Great lacing throughout the entire drink defiant skinny little fingers visible when the glass was empty.  Aromas of lightly baked malts, and hints of nuts, and a little fruit at the end, I smell apple, but everyone’s palate is different, in taste as well as smell.  This beer is really delicious and doesn’t disappoint (as usual from Blue Mountain).  It starts off lightly malted up front, great roasty toasty taste, with hints of possibly plums or dates, and a nice clean strong hoppy finish.  It paired perfectly with the spicy nachos.  Definitely another great Nelson County Beer.  Can’t Remember the ABV but it wasn’t super high, probably between 20 and 30 IBU’s but I forgot to write it all down.

 

 

Long Winters Nap- In early December my dad was in town for an early Christmas, and we took him out there for their open house.  Well Taylor was giving brewers samples of this beer, and I loved it instantly.  So needless to say I was pretty psyched when I saw they had tapped it.  This beer (as Blue Mountain puts it) is a traditional Dobblebock, but they call it a Blonde Triplebock which I think is very fair.  A little History on this beer from the menu there “Brewed solely with Pilsner and Vienna malts, and we used the same amount of barley it would take to make 1000 gallons and packed into just 500 gallons worth of the smoothest, fullest-bodied, strongest winter brew you’ve ever had.”  I would have to completely agree with this, except its finish is a little boozy.  Smells lightly of bready malts, and has great hints of Figs, but definitely has some strong undertones of booze.  The first sip will tell all you really need to remember about this beer; it’s STRONG!  This brew starts of really malty and is very drinkable.  It has great full mouthfeel, and the malts, remind me really good bread.  Has great hints of caramel in the middle, and then there’s a hearty booze burn at the end, it’s not at all bad defiantly adds nicely to the beer.  Anyhow I could really go on all day about it, but my best suggestion is if you live locally go check it out, if not, it’s a great reason to visit!

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Allagash White

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

Just a Quick Post about a great beer I just picked up at beer Run.  It’s the Allagash White beer, a traditional Belgium Whit Beer.  this beer pours a light orange color and is pretty cloudy, definitely looks to be unfiltered.  The aromas of this beer, include citrus, and and earthy almost grassy tones.  Now this beer was poured from a Growler and I got no head, not sure if that usual or just because it wasn’t freshly poured.   Either way it didn’t change the flavor the beer at all.  This beer was good, it had great zest and spice up front, that blended nicely with the citrus in the middle and finished off with a very very clean dry hop flavor.  This beer is super complex and goes great with the spicy pasta dish we enjoyed.  Anyhow stop by beer run grab a six pack a pint or a growler, you wont be disappointed.

 

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